This Midcentury A-Frame in Denver Offers Serious Storybook Appeal for $865K

This Midcentury A-Frame in Denver Offers Serious Storybook Appeal for $865K

By Kathryn M.
A skylight runs across the pitched roof of this 1954 home, bringing light into a cozy, wood-wrapped interior.

Occupying a spacious double lot in Denver, Colorado, this three-bedroom A-frame by midcentury architect Robert Morris was built in 1954, and stands today as a local landmark. Columns of slender windows appear to support the 16-foot-high pitched frame, while a band of glass slices the roof in half—and that's just the outside.

Located in the quaint neighborhood of Park Hill, this A-frame was built and designed in 1954 by local architect Robert Morris. 

While the exterior is known to spark admiration, inside is where Morris’s talent truly shines. The 2,335-square-foot dwelling, with its free-flowing layout and harmonious blend of wood, brick, and glass, is built around an expansive living area located in the heart of the A-framed section.

An elevated entryway steps down into the home's open living area. An original, custom-built wood partition creates both a physical and visual path into the space.

The open living space sits directly beneath the band of glass along the roof, which also illuminates the room's wood-clad ceiling and walls. Throughout the years, the residence underwent several renovations, all of which were completed with an eye for the smallest of details in order to keep Morris’s intentions intact. Keep scrolling to see more of the unique property, currently listed for $865,000.

Bright and airy, the main living areas rest underneath the dynamic A-frame roof and skylights. Stacked red brick intersect with exposed rafters and wood-clad ceilings. 

A closer look at the dining area, which sits just steps away from and living room and adjacent to the kitchen. Floor-to-ceiling sliding doors provide direct access to the covered patio space and backyard.

Another view of the living room reveals the floating fireplace in the corner.

The home's 16-foot ecclesiastical ceilings feature the original tongue and groove detailing. Ceiling rafters and beams stretch down and across, creating a captivating dimensionality.

The newly renovated kitchen offers Quartz stone countertops and stainless-steel appliances. Corresponding cabinetry provides storage while not distracting from the home's more substantial architectural features.

Stairs lead up to the home's private wing.

A look at one of the three bedrooms. Another striking mix of intersecting form, this well-lit corner of the house also features wood-clad ceilings and clerestory windows above the bed. 

Both bathrooms received a complete, top-down renovation using simple finishes. 

A reading nook offers a quiet space to rest and relax. Wood paneling and concrete block line opposite walls.

Outside, a large covered patio extends the living spaces, creating an idyllic setting for entertaining. A fenced-in yard offers additional privacy.

Once the sun retreats, this 1954 A-frame warmly glows like a beacon of light.

1920 Albion Street in Denver, Colorado, is currently listed for $865,000 by Liz Richards of LIV Sotheby's International Realty. 

Know of a home for sale or rent that should be featured on Dwell.com? Find out how to submit to Dwell.

Save

Get the Real Estate Newsletter

From midcentury classics to the best contemporary spaces for sale, see the latest listings for modern homes on the market around the world.